Monday, May 26, 2014

Batman '66 #11

Offering an origin story for Harley Quinn, the latest issue of Batman '66 involves the Joker and Catwoman preying on the scientific curiosity of Arkham Asylum's naive psychologist in order to use her to not only break-out during an inmate talent show but also perfect a new invention to share the Joker's madness with all of Gotham.

With no back-up story this time around, Batman '66 #11 features an extended single story of Batman, Robin, and Batgirl working together to track down the escaped criminals. Although able to stop their plot, Dr. Quinzel's noble sacrifice of putting her own mind in the machine leaves her clinically insane meaning we may get to see what a 60s version of Harley Quinn would look like sometime in the near future.

The Joker's plot certainly works well, and teaming him up with Catwoman offers a reason for Batgirl to find her way into the comic's main story - something I hope we'll see more of in the months to come. Worth a look.

[DC, $3.99]

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